In 2014 the Government of Nova Scotia apologized to former residents of the Home for the experiences they suffered and to the African Nova Scotian community for the impacts and harms of systemic racism that shaped the history of the Home and the province of Nova Scotia. The government established the Restorative Inquiry to understand the history and experience of the Home and support a different way forward.
As part of the launch of the Restorative Inquiry in June 2015, the board leadership of Akoma Family Centre/Holdings issued a long-awaited public apology to former residents and the African Nova Scotian community. This came following their participation in the design of the Restorative Inquiry and as part of its commitment to enter into that process as a partner.
Images of apology
Candle Lighting - Tracy Dorrington-Skinner, Premier McNeil and Minister Ince
(Left to right): Tracy Dorrington-Skinner, Jamie Baillie, Minister Ince, Premier McNeil, Maureen MacDonald, Tony Smith, Gerry Morrison